Name Pages: Introduce a Name Reference View

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Please introduce a Name Reference View for the new platform.Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Updates to Title Reference View.
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Jeorj Euler

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In addition to what I wrote above, a name reference view should waste less space. Example, for Sean Connery it is better to display his acting credits like this:

Goldfinger (1964) ... James Bond
From Russia with Love (1963) ... James Bond
Dr. No (1962) ... James Bond

rather than the current
Goldfinger                                                        1964
James Bond
From Russia with Love                                             1963
James Bond
Dr. No                                                            1962
James Bond

A helpful programmer here (can't remember the name, unfortunately, but thanks again!) provided me with a JavaScript bookmarklet which makes name pages look like this (still Sean Connery):


Rather than


That's about three times as many credits on one page of information than the current view gives, so much easier to navigate, easier to read and follow and overall much more informative. Something akin to that, expanding all sections by default, would be close to a perfect reference view for me. Although I would very much like the menus and stuff in the right column to take up less screen place too, but that's a different discussion...
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Vincent Fournols

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I strongly support this proposal!
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Jeorj Euler

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That "helpful programmer" was me.
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Yes it was, Jeorj. And I really appreciate it! :)
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Just an additional thought on this, since I can no longer edit the original post; an official reference view should add a little bit of spacing here and there between credits, so as not to look like a huge wall of text (which it will on some prolific people), and the most useful way to do that would be to reintroduce what was on the old reference view; a space between credits on a decade to decade basis. Other than that I do honestly feel that a one-credit-per-line view would be the best way to effectively convey the credits on a name page.